Athletics

Athletics

OAKLAND — Since joining the Athletics in a trade from the Mets last month, Jeurys Familia has pitched 10 consecutive scoreless innings, allowing just five hits while striking out 12.

But the right-hander's scoreless streak goes back even further than that.

Familia hasn't allowed an earned run since June 27 -- some 17 innings ago. He has an impressive 2.31 ERA and 1.13 WHIP for the season.

His addition might have turned Oakland's excellent bullpen into the best in all of baseball.

--- Mike Fiers became the 13th different starting pitcher for the A's this season, and their 30th pitcher overall, tying a franchise record.

--- The A's improved to 13-5 since the All-Star break and now have won 34 of their last 45 games. During that stretch, they went from 11 games behind the Mariners to three games ahead for the second AL wild card spot.

--- The A's improved to 22-9 in one-run games, the best record in MLB. They also improved to 55-0 when leading at the end of the eighth inning.

--- Oakland won without hitting a home run for just the 10th time all season (10-21). The A's are 58-26 when they homer at least once. They are 32-8 when they hit multiple homers.

--- A's third baseman Matt Chapman singled to left in the first inning and now has reached base safely in a career-high 23 straight games. It is the longest active streak in the American League.

--- Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw recorded only one strikeout, matching the lowest total of his career.